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Snowshoe hike San Cassiano - Piz Sorega - Pralongiá

Snowshoeing · Alta Badia
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    Photo: Stefanie Irsara, Tourist Association Alta Badia
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    Photo: Stefanie Irsara, Tourist Association Alta Badia
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    Photo: Stefanie Irsara, Tourist Association Alta Badia
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easy
Distance 7.8 km
2:20 h
135 m
581 m

Extremly enjoyable excursion which, from Piz Sorega/San Cassiano crosses the white meadows of Pralongiá.

The panorama is spectacular, stretching as it does from the Lavarela to the Lagazuoi, the Marmolada glacier to the "Grup dl Sela", from Puez to Pütia, and looking North, right up to the glaciers of the Central Alps on their border with Austria.

Difficulty
easy
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
2,130 m
Lowest point
1,553 m
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Start

Coordinates:
DD
46.555796, 11.921981
DMS
46°33'20.9"N 11°55'19.1"E
UTM
32T 723974 5159951
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Turn-by-turn directions

From Piz Sorega, set off south-west on trail nr. 21/A, passing the Ütia Las Vegas Hut, in the direction of Pralongiá.

The road continues, more or less on the flat, through breathtaking high mountain meadows, and, after half an hour, you will reach the Ütia de Bioch Hut (2073 m). Now take the trail on the left, nr. 23, and go south, which will take you along the ridge and splendid meadows in flower to the Ütia Pralongiá Hut (2135 m). The view over the nearby Dolomites is superb.

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all notes on protected areas

Getting there

*By car

  • Coming from Innsbruck: take the A 13 and the A 22 toll motorway and exit at Bressanone/Brixen, following the signs to Brunico/Bruneck along the Val Pusteria/Pustertal road as far as San Lorenzo/St.Lorenzen. Follow the signs to Val Badia/Gadertal 
  • Coming from Verona-Bolzano: take the A 22, exit at Bressanone/Brixen and continue as above

*By train

The nearest train stations are:

  • Brunico - 37 Km
  • Bolzano (via Passo Gardena) - 72 Km (via Brunico) – 100 Km
  • Connection train station – Alta Badia by the local bus SAD: www.sad.it

*By air

  • Innsbruck - 130 km
  • Munich – 330 km
  • Venice Treviso / Venice Marco Polo – 180 / 200 km
  • Verona – 213 km
  • Milan Bergamo / Milan Malpensa - 310 /400 km
  • Information airport transfer: www.suedtirolbus.it - www.cortinaexpress.it

Coordinates

DD
46.555796, 11.921981
DMS
46°33'20.9"N 11°55'19.1"E
UTM
32T 723974 5159951
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Equipment

Basic Equipment for Snow Shoe Walking

  • Sturdy, comfortable and waterproof hiking boots appropriate for winter use (B1+ recommended)
  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Long, warm technical socks plus liners and spares
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Water- and windproof mountaineering jacket and trousers with ankle adjustment or separate gaiters
  • Lip protection (SPF 30+)
  • Water- and windproof gloves plus thin fleece inner gloves
  • Neckwear
  • moisture wicking skull / knit cap
  • Sunglasses
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • First aid kit
  • Blister kit
  • Bivy / survival bag  
  • Survival blanket
  • Headlamp
  • Pocket knife
  • Whistle
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass
  • Emergency contact details
  • ID

Technical Equipment for Snow Shoe Walking

  • Hiking poles fitted with snow baskets
  • Snowshoes  
  • The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
  • For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
  • Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.

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Difficulty
easy
Distance
7.8 km
Duration
2:20 h
Ascent
135 m
Descent
581 m
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Morning
1600 m 1800 m
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